Building Construction

  
Building Construction Level I


Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). no Hands On.

Program Length:  Didactic 3 Hours 10 minutes   Price: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:

  • Recognize the various components of basic construction, understand the effects of fire on common building materials, and identify the indications of imminent building collapse and construction hazards.
  • Describe common building materials.
  • Describe construction types and the effect fire has on the structural integrity of the construction type. 
  • Identify the primary strengths and weaknesses of construction types.
  • Describe dangerous building conditions created by a fire or by actions taken while trying to extinguish a fire.
  • Identify indicators of building collapse.
  • List actions to take when imminent building collapse is suspected.
  • Describe hazards associated with lightweight and truss construction.
 
Building Construction Level II


Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). No Hands On.

Program Length:  Didactic 2 Hours 40 minutes   Price: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter II.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:

  • Understand the effects of fire on common building materials and be able to identify the indications of imminent building collapse.
  • Describe the effects of fire and suppression activities on common building materials.
  • List items that are important to observe during size up of a building.
  • Describe dangerous building conditions created by a fire or by actions taken while trying to extinguish a fire.
  • Identify indicators of building collapse.
  • List actions to take when imminent building collapse is suspected.
  • Describe building conditions that create additional risk in construction, renovation, and demolition.